Lou Red Sept 2017

I’m a Thinking Environment facilitator, writer, public speaker, coach and nomadic educator, based in Yorkshire and always very happy to travel.  I choose work based on the following definition of ‘Good Help’ from Nesta UK:

“Work that enables people to feel hopeful, identify their own purpose and confidently take action.” 

I love social media, particularly using it to build community; very powerful when combined with the generative attention of a Thinking Environment.  I have particular strengths around engagement, digital resilience and the creation of effective, bespoke culture change programmes. I try to be joyfully militant in everything I do.

I’m also very interested in developing work around wellbeing, particularly mental health and developing personal agency (taking me right back to my first career as a Public Health Specialist). The health empowerment work I do (aka Slimming World) is the best community development work I’ve ever done.

I’m contracted with the Education and Training Foundation via touchconsulting ltd to work on the #APConnect and #StudyGood further education professional development programmes: truly the engine rooms of change.  And I have the privilege of coaching some of the finest thinkers in education and the third sector.

If you think we could do some work together, please contact me at loumycroft@loumycroft.org



– or my LinkedIn Profile.

11 thoughts on “About

  1. I have experienced first hand Lou’s unwavering passion and devotion towards education, thinking environment, she not only helped me to achieve goals that I didn’t think possible but also give me the confidence to persist and continue on a path.

    Her skills and excellence in this field are effective and life changing. If you ever get the opportunity as I did then grab it with both hands you won’t regret it. She can help you to open new doors.

  2. The ‘Thinking Environment, as taught and used on Northern College teacher training courses, gives me a safe place to speak, uninterrupted, not shouted down or talked over. Because of that, I have developed the ability to properly Listen to others.
    I am improved.

  3. I have been very lucky to have had Lou as my tutor at Northern College. She is an inspiring, brave and intelligent woman who says what she REALLY thinks, not from the hip, but critically, reflectively and with respect for others. Her conviction is infectious and the ideas she shares with others will spread, even if it takes a little time.
    I am very proud to have been part of Northern College and as a result my thinking has improved, there is no doubt . (Also note how I can now use commas thanks Lou! )

  4. I worked with Lou for many years, and know her to be a passionate, talented, and very able adult educator. She inspires devotion from her students, can hold the whole room when she presents her ideas, and uses her undoubted power to change people’s lives for the better. Lou is also a brilliant thinker and writer . . . an impressive woman, to say the least!

  5. What a spine tingling read Lou. You are a truly unique and inspirational women who has touched the hearts and changed the life’s of so many people. Your departure from Northern College is a great loss to present and future students, however, i’m certain that your next journey will benefit the life’s of everyone you meet along the way. You’ll always be remembered as ‘The Dancing Princess’.

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